The oxidation rate of 3,5-di-t-butylsalicyl alcohol by 3-methyl-10-ethyl-5-deazaisoalloxazine was found to be very sensitive to solvent effect, the rate constant in 99 vol% DMF being greater by a factor of 37 than that in 50:50 (v/v) DMF-water mixed solvent. The result suggests the importance of the aprotic nature of the reaction environment during the oxidation of alcohols by NAD+.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry